On June 10, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) reported that the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) at the Ministry of Health and Welfare held an expert meeting in the afternoon and issued its recommendations listed below.
A. The ACIP recommends that children aged 5-11 should receive two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine to reduce the risk of developing severe illness and death after infection. An interval of at least four to eight weeks between the first and second dose is recommended. Children in this age group are recommended to receive two doses of the same vaccine.
B. Individuals in the first priority group, medical personnel (including registered medical personnel and non-medical personnel in medical institutions), are recommended to receive a second booster shot five months after their first booster and after assessing their risk of infection as well as willingness.